Mississauga’s Port Credit library will remain closed to the public due to structural issues.
The Port Credit Library and Memorial Park are built on landfill which has impacted the stability of the building’s foundation and supports. The City, through structural monitoring, has determined that deterioration of the piers (caissons) that support the building have reached an unacceptable level for this public building to continue operating, spokesperson Cynthia Ulba said in a media statement.
Following the completion of a detailed structural review in November 2016, bi-monthly structural monitoring has been conducted as recommended by the structural engineers, stated Ulba. In a final report issued on June 30, an engineering consulting firm four of the 27 piers had degraded due to exposure over a prolonged period of time. The report said that significant structural loss had occurred in three of the four piers over the past five years.
According to Ulba, the City received a draft report of the findings for review and decided to proactively close the library to the public on June 28
Port Credit Library customers can continue to order and pick up holds at the Port Credit Arena.
Late fees for materials borrowed from Port Credit Library are being waived at this time and there is a drop-off bin for returns at the arena, which is available during holds pick-up hours only. Items borrowed at the Port Credit Library can also be returned to any Mississauga Library location.